Retain Ownership of Your Data

According to independent research presented at this year’s annual conference for the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP), the most urgent concern of College and University Leadership is that the data being collected by their institution is not being...

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Facility Management Software: A Tool for Strategic Planning

Within real estate, investing and scenario planning are rarely simple tasks. Properties have many building components with separate needs and lifecycles. And that's before you multiply the process across a regional or national portfolio. Each asset is a complex infrastructure...

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Environmental Analysis Should Inform Your Strategic Plan

Environmental concerns aren’t going anywhere, but developing and enforcing a sound environmental policy takes time and effort. It can be difficult to implement across all your departments and properties. And when the changes require a shift in the way people...

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Why REIT Management Companies Should Invest in Software

In a recent article, we provided an overview of real estate investment trusts (REITs). REITs generate profits through rental income and asset disposition, but what makes them unique is that they must legally distribute a majority of their taxable income...

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Strategic Planning for Real Estate Asset Management

Strategic planning for real estate asset management is a complex process. Firms want to match budgets with long term operating and financial goals. But at the same time, they need to balance limited funds across large property portfolios. And each...

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What is an Intelligent Preventative Maintenance Program?

An intelligent preventative maintenance program is when technology supports a dynamic feedback loop. Actual operational performance adjusts the scheduled program to keep everything running smoothly. Today, organizations are making big investments in energy conservation technology and sustainability programs. These investments alone are not...

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Strategic Planning Process Improvement Tips

In the world of commercial real estate, capital investments are some of the largest and most complex undertakings for CRE firms. These range from upgrading key building systems to formulating property modernization plans. Deciding which investments to make, and when...

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How to Use Assessment Data to Build a Green Building Program

Green building programs provide many benefits for real estate managers and their organizations. Besides environmental impacts, they include cost savings, occupant health and higher building value. Key to the development of a strong green building program is good assessment data on...

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Sustainability Analytics for Strategic Planning

Sustainability remains top of mind for real estate organizations. And it’s critical for a successful strategic plan. It's especially the case in a heightened regulatory environment with shareholder awareness of corporate social responsibility (CSR). (According to a Cushman & Wakefield...

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Create a Successful Capital Investment Strategy

Effective capital investment remains a critical element for any real estate organization given upgrades to building equipment and infrastructure over time. Finite funds for deployment, internal and external performance objectives and managing operational risk are all compounding pressures for proper...

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